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Network Communications Technology
Synopses & Reviews
This text emphasizes the technology aspects of networking instead of a strict focus on theory or networking software. The topics are appropriate for introductory courses in both Electronics and Computer Science. Networking topics are covered in simple terms, with an emphasis on the practical rather than the theoretical. Undergraduate students majoring in Electronics or Computer Science will find this to be an ideal text for the first course in computer networks. It is also appropriate for upper level courses for IS students and for students in technical colleges.
Book News Annotation:
An introduction to networking for students majoring in computer science technology, electronics technology, or engineering, presenting technology aspects of networking with an emphasis on practical rather than theoretical areas. Material is easy to understand for those in technical colleges, while the broad range of topics is appealing for those in higher level courses. Chapters on computer architecture and digital communications provide a foundation for understanding networking concepts. Later chapters cover data communication media, and DSL, cable modem, token ring, and fast ethernet technology. LAN interconnection devices, WLANs, FDDI, and TCP/IP are also discussed. Includes chapter summaries and review questions. Elahi teaches computer science at Southern Connecticut State University.
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Emphasizing the technology aspects of networking, this text covers topics which should be appropriate for introductory courses in both electronics and computer science.
Computer network technicians studying for the CNE (Computer Networks Engineering Certificate) will appreciate this practical reference book. Its focus is more on the technology aspects of networking, less on theory and networking software. Written in clear language, the emphasis is on the practical rather than the theoretical. Material on Gigabit Ethernet, DSL, and ATM brings the user up to speed on the latest technology in computer networking.
About the Author
Ata Elahi is a professor in the Computer Science Department at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Networking, Chapter 2: Introduction to Data Communication, Chapter 3: Introduction to Computer Architecture, Chapter 4: Communication Channels and Media, Chapter 5: Modem, Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and Cable Modem, Chapter 6: Multiplexer and Switching Concepts, Chapter 7: Standard Organizations and Open System Interconnection Model, Chapter 8: Ethernet and IEEE802 Local Area Networks, Chapter 9: Token Ring or IEEE 802.5, Chapter 10, Fast Ethernet, Chapter 11: 100 VG AnyLan, Chapter 12: Local Area Networks Switching, Chapter 13: Gigabit Ethernet, Chapter 14: Local Area Interconnection Devices, Chapter 15: Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI), Chapter 16: Synchronous Optical Transmission (SONET), Chapter 17: Narrowband Integrated Service Digital Network (N-ISDN), Chapter 18: Frame Relay, Chapter 19: Internet and TCP/IP, Chapter 21: Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Chapter 21: Network Operating System (NOS), Appendix A: Acronyms
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